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Tonight's racing: three runners who catch the eye at Ffos Las and Epsom

Racing at Epsom starts at 5.45
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An earlier finish at Galway leaves Ffos Las and Epsom as the evening meetings tonight and here are three horses worth a second look . . .

La Maquina
8.15 Ffos Las

George Baker will probably still be floating on cloud nine after saddling a 125-1 winner at Goodwood yesterday, but the trainer will no doubt have one eye at least on La Maquina when he lines up in the penultimate race at Ffos Las this evening.

Promising in two starts last year, the son of Dutch Art had a wind operation before his last run at Lingfield when he finished fourth. Some like the angle of second time up after surgery and it is his handicap debut.

Don't Cry About It
8.30 Epsom

Silvestre de Sousa has a third British Flat jockeys' title in his sights, so anyone booking the hungry Brazilian will get value for their money and Sam and Ali Stronge will be keen to see him to work his wizardry on Don't Cry About It in Epsom's closer.

De Sousa got a decent tune out of the three-year-old when the pair were a solid second at Nottingham and there were excuses last time, so the gelding should be shortlisted.

Swendab
8.45 Ffos Las

A stable favourite at John O'Shea's, Swendab is probably at his best at another Welsh venue at Chepstow, where he returned to form with a second last time.

Connections would have been chuffed with that after some in-between efforts and the ten-year-old– who has his quirks; hence his name is bad news backwards– has won at Ffos Las, andhe is also appears to be on a handy mark.


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The ten-year-old has his quirks; hence his name is bad news backwards

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